|New World Notes 161 - Renegades (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst|
30-minute weekly radio program for April 5, 2011. First of 2 parts. What leisure working Americans enjoy today--weekends off, vacations, etc--was not granted freely by employers. Rather, the leisure was simply taken without permission by "renegade" workers of decades past. These included slaves, drunken craftsmen, seemingly unmotivated factory hands, and the like. For instance, it was plantation slaves who established the practice of vacation--much to the annoyance of their masters and overseers...
Keywords: slavery; factory; vacation; leisure; W.E.B. DuBois; Founding Fathers; work ethic, Thaddeus Russell, Renegade History
|New World Notes 162 - Renegades (Part 2) - Kenneth Dowst|
30-minute weekly radio program for April 12, 2011. Second of 2 parts. Many of the rights and freedoms enjoyed today by American women (and men) were won for them--not by the Suffragists and early feminists--but by 19th century prostitutes and madams. Of which there were plenty. These rights & freedoms included the right to own property; to acquire wealth; to dance, smoke, and drink in public; to wear attractive clothing; to give or receive oral sex; to have interracial intimacy; and to purchase ...
Keywords: women's liberation; sex; interracial sex; contraceptive; birth control; feminism; Suffragists; prostitution; brothel; condom; Thaddeus Russell; Renegade History
|An alternate history of the U.S. - sgl|
Cindy Sheehan's first guest is Thaddeus Russell, he's an historian, cultural critic, and author of "A Renegade History of the United States." Cindy's next guest is Congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, and he discusses the U.S. military intervention in Libya. His biggest objection is that the entire power to make war is given by our Constitution to Congress not to the President. The founders and the Constitution clearly valued the importance of putting the war powers in the hands of the Congress...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Cindy Sheehan; Thaddeus Russell; A Renegade History of the United States; Dennis Kucinich; Libya; Constitution; Kevin Bales; Free the Slaves; chemical pollution; male sexuality; climate change; Schwarzenegger; Gretchen Weber